Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations

This is not an all inclusive list of traffic offenses, but will give you an idea of how to code your violations to help you figure out, if necessary, the level of waiver you may require, and who the waiver authority may be when you use the moral waiver guide.

Note: Parking violations, warning tickets, and faulty equipment tickets are no longer considered minor traffic offenses for any applicant regardless of program rating; except for the Navy Nuclear Field. They do not have to be waived for enlistment purposes, no matter how long ago they occurred.

Traffic Violations

Bicycle ordinance violation.
Blocking or retarding traffic.
Contempt of court for minor traffic offenses.
Crossing yellow line; driving left of center-line.
Disobeying traffic lights, signs, or signals.
Driving on shoulder.
Driving uninsured vehicle.
Driving with blocked vision/tinted window.
Driving with expired plates or without plates.
Driving with suspended or revoked license.
Driving without license.
Driving without registration or with improper registration.
Driving wrong way on one-way street.
Failure to appear for traffic violations.
Failure to comply with officer’s directives.
Failure to have vehicle under control.
Failure to signal.
Failure to stop or yield to pedestrian.
Failure to submit report following accident.
Failure to yield right-of-way.
Faulty equipment, such as defective exhaust, horn, lights, muffler, signal device, or wipers.
Following too closely.
Improper backing; backing into intersection or highway; backing over crosswalk.
Improper blowing of horn.
Improper passing, such as passing on right, in no-passing zone, or passing parked school bus.
Improper turn.
Invalid or unofficial inspection sticker; failure to display inspection sticker.
Leaving key in ignition.
Leaving scene of accident (when not considered hit and run).
License plate improperly displayed or not displayed.
Operating overloaded vehicle.
Racing, dragging, or contest for speed.
Reckless, careless or imprudent driving (considered a traffic offense when the fine is less than
$300 and there is no confinement). Court costs are not part of a fine.
Reserved for future use.
Seatbelt/child restraint violation.
Skateboard/roller skate violations.
Spilling load on highway.
Spinning wheels; improper start, zigzagging; or weaving in traffic.
Violation of noise control ordinance.

Offenses of similar nature and traffic offenses treated as minor by local law enforcement agencies should be treated as traffic violations.

Non-Traffic Offenses
Misconduct Offenses
Major Misconduct Offenses

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  1. AL says:

    Okay thank you so much for the response.

    Also I forgot to mention that 9 out of the 11 tickets were dismissed with a plea of not guilty. I paid two both of which were the fail to pay toll.

    Does that help?

  2. NCCM(Ret) says:


    If they were dropped or dismissed unconditionally, then they still must be listed in the application, but they don’t count for waiver purposes.

  3. C-lab. says:

    Hey, I’m leaving for coast guard boot camp in one week. I got in a wreck today after slamming on breaks and sliding into the SUV in front of me (it was raining). I know this is a navy site, but the police officer scheduled my court date after boot camp because I told him I was leaving in a week. He said it’s just a infraction and the ticket won’t show up until the actual court date (October 31). Can I still ship out? I’d be devastated if not. Also, everyone in the accident is safe and not injured.

  4. NCCM(Ret) says:


    You cannot ship to boot-camp with an open ticket.

  5. C-lab. says:

    Sorry to be sending this so late, had a very long day. The ticket can be paid online, if I was to pay the ticket off online then I could still ship out correct?

  6. NCCM(Ret) says:


    Call your recruiter to ensure you will have the proper receipt that payment was made (I assume their processor will except the on-line receipt, but it is better to ask first), and if any handwritten statements are required, you can get that completed, too. Hopefully, your first call this morning was to him/her.

    Drive safe!!

  7. C-lab. says:

    Yes sir thank you for the info sir

  8. Onepaa says:

    Im in the process of enlisting and i was wondering what my chances are of getting in i am 33 married with two kids i just applied for a dependancy waiver and had to write statements for all my past traffic and credit history on the financial side of it i have student loans and a water service bill in collection as far as my driving record i have about 17 citations total 3 speeding 1 child restraint and the rest were like not having my license present no insurance but id say about 7 of the charges were thrown out so i was just wondering is it still possible for me to get in i have no history of violence no criminal history i have two associates degrees and i think i am pretty healthy for 33

  9. NCCM(Ret) says:


    Based on what you wrote, I don’t think the traffic will pose too much problem — even if it becomes a CNRC waiver, that waiver would be possible. For the dependency waiver, I assume you filled out the financial statement that lists your family’s bills; if the recruiter is proceeding, then your waiver has a pretty good chance for approval (recruiters know the thresholds and expectations).

    Good luck!

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